Social studies (JACS L000)
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Awards||MA (Master of Social Sciences)|
|Tuition fee||€2,900.00 per year|
|Application fee||€100.00 one-time
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Application fee is not refundable.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Applicants for Applied Sociology programme should have a bachelor or equivalent degree in social sciences or humanities.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Education Documents (University Cerificate and Transcript of Records) will need to be assessed by the accredited institution during the first semester of studies.
The programme of Applied Sociology is designed to prepare specialists capable of originally and independently analysing peculiarities and problems of the functioning of society at its various levels. Graduates will also be able to prepare and complete research projects on social problems, to define solutions for social problems and to implement them by applying contemporary sociological theories and methods. After completion of the programme of Applied Sociology, the master degree in sociology is granted.
Competencies:Competence to apply sociological theoretical models for the analysis of peculiarities of the functioning and development of society; Competence to identify social problems within various social institutions – economics, politics, family, law, education, religion, medicine (i.e. macro level) and at the level of individual relations (i.e. micro level); Competence to analyse social problems from the perspective of local and global processes; Competence to prepare and implement research projects on social problems; Competence to conduct empirical research by applying quantitative and qualitative methods of social research; Competence to process research data with the data analysis software; Competence to analyse and interpret the data of sociological research and prepare research reports; Competence to define solutions for social problems and possibilities to implement these solutions; Competence to consult governmental, non-governmental and private organizations about the development of human resources, organizational culture, communication and interest coordination between various minority groups and to evaluate the intellectual and social resources of these organisations;
Competence to clearly and non-ambiguously provide logical and knowledgeable conclusions for the audiences of specialists and non-specialists
Graduates of Applied Sociology programme will be able to work:– In social research centres, public opinion and market research institutions, and public administration; – Organisational work in private and public institutions and non-governmental organizations; – In science and education institutions; – In advertising and public relations agencies; – In various spheres of media; – In cultural institutions; – In international organizations and foundations for development, public health, tourism and recreation, and humanitarian aid; Graduates of Applied Sociology may continue studies in PhD studies in sociology.